It is essential that you must know some things when you graduate from a dental school. You may be well familiar with the dental lab equipment, before even becoming a dental assistant.
The very first thing you must know is the kind of tools you would be using, depending on where you are. It is necessary as it ensures safety precautions while using or selecting the appropriate one. It also helps the equipment to last for a long time, as well. They are very expensive and may even take a long time to recover the cost. Therefore, it is very important that they are used correctly by you, as well as your dental assistant. If it is not done so, it may prove dangerous to the patients, as well.
There are strict safety laws which ensure that only certified and trained people use the equipments. The training also includes the effective and efficient use of the dental lab equipments and above all, the safety. You must also know the job of the equipment apart from just having information about it. Also, you should be well aware of its limitations and must stick to it while using it, keeping safety in mind.
Performing the role of a dentist includes the responsibility for the use of dental equipments by the assistant, as well. Every instrument in the lab should be treated with respect and handled with care. Before using any instrument, it is essential that you have the right kind of knowledge about them.